FRANKLIN, Tenn. and PETERBOROUGH, N.H., Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Staff Development for Educators (SDE) has announced it is bringing back to Tennessee its popular conference for pre-kindergarten teachers, the 2017 Conference for Tennessee Pre-Kindergarten Teachers. The event will bring together leading pre-kindergarten experts to explore developmentally appropriate strategies and new teaching ideas, January 23-24, 2017, in Franklin, TN.
The event is being expanded to include 32 sessions focused on behavior management, time management, emergent writing, STEM, and centers and games. Teachers will learn new ways to introduce foundational skills in both math and literacy, powerful classroom management strategies for improving behavior and fitting it all in, and fun games and centers that increase motivation and engagement. They'll also explore simple strategies for integrating technology into the classroom and proven ideas for making instruction more developmentally appropriate.
"SDE is proud to support Tennessee's dedication to quality learning environments for its youngest learners. Pre-kindergarten teachers who attend this conference will discover new and better ways to prepare their children for a great kindergarten experience. There are many points in a child's education career that they can fall behind. We developed this conference to increase the chances that every pre-kindergartner in Tennessee stays on course," SDE program developer Kymra Kurinskas says.
For the third consecutive year, the conference will gather leading early childhood experts in the country who will share their insights, knowledge, and experience in ensuring the success of pre-kindergartners. Attendees will hear first-hand from author Shannon Samulski who will discuss how to prepare children for kindergarten, blogger and pre-kindergarten teacher Palma Lindsay who will address learning centers, and National Board Certified Kathy Griffin who will identify red flags for common learning challenges. In addition, teacher and blogger Elizabeth Hall will lead a session on cheers and chants while National Board Certified Sandi Reyes will examine STEM in the pre-kindergarten classroom.
"The 2016 Conference for Tennessee Pre-Kindergarten Teachers last February was a big hit and this year's conference follows in its footsteps. It's bigger and better with more sessions, cutting-edge speakers, and the hottest topics. Long after the closing session, teachers will look back at the great connections made, memories created, and laughs shared," Kurinskas says.
To register for this conference or learn about SDE's national conferences, upcoming PD events, or other professional development opportunities, visit www.SDE.com, call 1-800-462-1478, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SDE is one of America's leading providers of professional development for PreK through Grade 12 educators. Through Onsite PD, PD Events, Web-Based PD, and PD Resources, the company empowers teachers and administrators across the country with ongoing professional development that is not only research-based, innovative, and rigorous, but also practical, motivating, and fun. All SDE training is presented by the nation's top authors and educational experts, with the goal of creating extraordinary classrooms that prepare students for the evolving demands of the 21st century.
For more information about SDE, educators are encouraged to visit http://sde.com, or to call 1-800-462-1478.
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